The card for AEW All In continues to take shape, and it looks like the show will feature a rematch between two major figures: CM Punk and Samoa Joe. After picking up a quick victory against Serpentico on tonight’s AEW Collision, Joe grabbed a microphone and presented a challenge to Punk.
“It seems your benevolent king has a problem,” Joe said. “In fact, he has a few; the first being, soon, at a sold-out Wembley [Stadium], we go all in, and your king has nobody to dance with.” The Ring of Honor World Television Champion stated that he knew Punk was not better than him, despite his recent win in the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament, and it’s clear Joe isn’t happy with the way he lost – with a roll-up.
“Me and this so-called ‘Real World Champion’ had battled for over three hours in this ring,” Joe continued. “Our legacies were built on the blood, sweat, and tears of each other and the pain that we put each other through. And dammit, a roll-up is not good enough for our legacy.” Joe then laid out his challenge for the big event later this month.
“I come here as a courtesy to ask you … to give me what I want. To ask you to give these people what they want. To ask you to give our legacy what it deserves: you and me, with the eyes of the world upon us, giving these people everything we have.”
Joe finished by warning Punk that he wanted an answer tonight, or he would come and find him to convince him.
Collision ended with Punk successfully defending his “Real World Championship” against Ricky Starks. Following the match, Starks brutally attacked special guest referee Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, with Punk coming to the legend’s aid. Punk did not respond to Joe’s challenge, and the former AEW World Champion will team with FTR next week on Collision to challenge the House of Black for the AEW World Trios Championship. With Joe promising to find him if he doesn’t hear a response, it sounds as though Punk may want to watch his back.